I bet you had to read that headline twice. Yes, Cnut the Great, the man I’m sure many thought of as a big Cnut during his ruthless rein as King of England, Denmark and Norway from 1016 to 1035 AD.
His kingdom was often referred to as the North Sea Empire and most importantly, he was a Viking king. As well as the man who united the English and Danish people of England to become their first total ruler since the fall of Rome’s to rule over all of England centuries earlier.
However, as you can see from the year’s that he ruled and considering Cnut was born in 994 AD, it’s sadly unlikely that he will appear in Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, as the game is set in the 870’s AD.
Although, that doesn’t mean that there can’t be a DLC time-skip or side quest through an Animus rift that could lead a player to Cnut’s time. Furthermore, Eivor is voiced by Magnus Bruun, the same actor who played a warlord named Cnut in Netflix TV series The Last Kingdom.
It would actually be quite fitting to see Bruun voice Cnut again in Assassin’s Creed if Ubisoft was to go down that path and introduce another one of the largest Viking era figures.
Ubisoft have already stated that they will be spending most of 2021 working on Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla and producing more content for players to enjoy. Personally, I’d enjoy seeing the legendry Cnut as an added extra in the game and I’m sure many others would also.